Faculty Accomplishments

 

Jennifer Crawford, chemistry
-Was selected to participate in the American Chemical Society Science Coaches program at Dresden Middle School.  In tandem with 5th grade teacher, Erin Warrilow, the program is intended to enhance the student experience in science classes.  Also, an article coauthored with her graduate school research group was published in the December issue of Tetrahedron.  The title is "New di-ionizable p-tert-butylcalikx[4]arene-1,2-crown-4 ligands: Synthesis and divalent metal ion extraction."
 
Dan Cantey, religion
-Will give a lecture at Western Illinois University on April 8th on his veteran reflections on religious commitments and military service.  He originally gave the talk at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, and it is being published as an article in a forthcoming edition of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics.
 
Alex DeBonis, English
--Was a finalist in the Esquire Magazine/Aspen Writer's Foundation 2012 short fiction contest. He traveled to New York City last December to read his work entitled "In the Market for Heartache" and participated in a workshop taught by Colum McCann, the bestselling author of "Let the Great World Spin."

Rev. Dr. John Carlock, religion
- Chosen as the Hannibal Seagle Bible Chair for the university.

Tammy Carter, nursing
- Earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification by the National League of Nursing.

Rev. Dr. Anne B. Hames, senior chaplain
- Received the doctor of ministry degree from Memphis Theological Seminary.

Bill Hetrick, business, and Marion Graham, theatre
- Presented a paper entitled "Zombie Capitalism: The Dead Still Live!" at the 2009 Rethinking Marxism Conference(University of Massachusetts at Amherst). The paper by Graham, Division of Humanities, and Hetrick, Division of Business Administration, demonstrates the importance of interdisciplinary research within the liberal arts tradition.

James Johnson, math and computer science
- During tenure at Bethel has given two talks at professional meetings and attended 4 professional meetings, serving as session chair at each.
- Prior to coming to Bethel, gave 18 presentations at professional meeting, attended 8 different professional workshop/study course meetings, had 4 publications including one with NASA, and directed 7 masters and 2 doctorates.

Dr. James Scruton, humanities
- Latest collection of poems, Exotics and Accidentals, won the 2009 Grayson Books Chapbook Competition.
- Read from his work most recently at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, the Huntingdon Heritage Day Festival, and at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.
- Has poems appearing in recent or forthcoming issues of Poetry East, Poet Lore, Third Wednesday, Comstock Review, and Southern Poetry Review.

Brian Thacker, music industry studies
- Presented a clinic entitled "Finale 2011: Tips and Tricks" at Illinois Music Educators Association All-State Conference in Peoria, IL.
- Attended the University of Memphis Low Brass Workshop and performed on bass trombone with the Mid-South Trombone Consort.
- Attended the 14th Annual North Carolina Trombone Festival, conducted the Beginning Trombone Choir, performed Koetsier's Allegro Maestoso in the faculty recital, and presented the clinic "Closet J.J. Johnson? Learning Jazz and Improvisation with Smart Music."

Jill Whitfill, Library Director
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Member, Contributed Paper Evaluation Committee for 2011 Conference, Association of College and Research Libraries.